SWFA 3-15x42 SS - Mil-Quad Reticle, 30mm, .1 MIL Clicks, Side Focus, First Focal Plane

(15 reviews)
23.90 Ounces
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In sub-zero temperatures or searing desert heat (-50 degrees to +130 degrees Fahrenheit, and altitudes of 30,000 feet to depths of 15 feet in salt water) the waterproof, shockproof, fogproof SS performs. Whatever the weapon, from .223 to .50 BMG, the SS handles the recoil. Whatever the target, the SS gives you the best advantage. Made of lightweight aluminum but strong as steel, it has superior multicoated optics for maximum light transmission. Built to NATO specs.


  • Matte Finish
  • First Focal Plane
  • Patented Mil-Quad Reticle
  • 30mm Tube
  • Side Focus (6m-infinity)
  • OK for .50cal
  • .10 Mrad Turrets


  • EXIT PUPIL: 14 - 2.8mm
  • WEIGHT: 23.9
  • LENGTH: 13.74"
  • FIELD OF VIEW @ 100 YDS: 34.8 - 7.21
  • EYE RELIEF (IN): 4.2 - 3.8
  • FOCAL PLANE: 1st
  • COATING: Fully Multi Coated
  • FOGPROOF: yes


  • 5
    Phenomenal scope

    Posted by Todd Clyatt on Nov 15th 2023

    Only one range secession but tracking was absolutely perfect. Ran several test of up 1 mil, fire a shot, back to zero, up 2 mil etc all the way to 10 mil. Each dialed mil was right on point and matched the reticle. Pushed out to 800 on steel using a mix of dialing and holding with flawless results. Glass is significantly better than an older SWFA 3x9 and almost indiscernible from a 10x HD. Will probably grab another one for an AR build.

  • 5
    Awesome scope

    Posted by yarydarb on Apr 10th 2023

    Just love this scope. Exceeds all expectations and comes in under budget. Comparable scopes with these features and performance would cost me over $1,000.

  • 5
    Great Value

    Posted by Ron on Jan 27th 2023

    Mounted this scope on a .22 PCP air rifle. Glass is very good, tracks perfect, reticle is good as it gets. The PCP with a rainbow trajectory, the reticle and elevation tracking makes 50 to 100 yard easy. I would buy this scope again, very pleased. SWFA's customer service is very good, others should copy.

  • 5
    Great value FFP scope

    Posted by Yoder on Dec 7th 2022

    This scope is a great value, aside from good glass and consistent turret tracking with both audible and tactile clicks you're getting: *FFP reticle (with mil reticle you can range targets at any mag range) *Adjustable Parallax from as close as 6m up to infinity *Matching MIL/MIL reticle and turrets *Good glass (Japanese glass, not HD but still very nice) *3-15x magnification range is versatile for shooting close or far *30mm Tube and HUGE RANGE of adjustment (36 mils) so likely wont need a 20MOA or other canted base *Integrated knob/lever on magnification ring so no need for throw lever Although the scope doesn't have illumination or a zero stop you can solve the latter buy purchasing a kit for $22 (search YouTube or SnipersHide forum and you'll find them) and it certainly works as I've installed a set on mine. I dont need illumination for what I'm doing and for the price point i'm already getting great value. I highly recommend this scope.

  • 5
    A good match for my rifle

    Posted by Mr. Sparrow on Nov 29th 2022

    I use the SS 3-15x42 on my Aero Precision M5 (.308 20"). A very nice scope for that rifle.

  • 5
    Awesome Scope

    Posted by Dan on Mar 7th 2022

    I use my SS 3-15x42 MQDM2 scope on my Vanguard 6.5 creedmoor rifle for high power silhouette competition. I am constantly changing the elevation and windage to shoot at the different distances of 200, 300, 385 and 500m. The repeatability of the turrets is excellent and so is the optical clarity of the scope. This is an awesome scope for the price.

  • 5

    Posted by JB on Feb 17th 2022

    This scope is awesome on my RAR 30-06. Amazing clarity and function.

  • 5

    Posted by Its_Johnboy on Dec 1st 2021

    This is a second hand piece of glass to me. My friend had purchased this and wanted to push more magnification (as of now, so do I) so he ended up with the Burris XTR II. I purchased this used from him for $400 and I have nothing but positive reviews. The tracking on this is fantastic. Countless amounts of times dialing out to 750- 1000 meters and it has no problem tracking back to its zero. Overall amazing quality glass.

  • 5
    3-15x-42 MQ-DM

    Posted by Big Al on Sep 15th 2021

    I love this reticle! Right now, I have it mounted on my 6.5 Grendel, which is primarily my target/predator rig. The center diamond is a great "boom box" for most usable ranges. I only wish they offered it in a first focal place configuration. I had some issues with the eye relief early on. I started over by redoing the mount and scope. Now, I am getting the performance I was expecting.